Today I’m taking a look at the new Altenew March release of stamps and dies! This post is part of a blog hop (more details below) to celebrate the latest release. The new products are available at both Altenew, and Simon Says Stamp. There’s more information on the blog hop below, but for now, let’s take a look at what’s in the new release.I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
Stamp layering is a fabulous way to create highlights and shadows on an image, and with 4 layers for the flowers and three layers for the leaves, this Sweet Rose Bouquet set packs in a lot of detail. For my card, I chose a subtle palette of grey leaves and a pop of pink for the flowers. I think the neutral tone of the leaves really lets the blooms take centre stage and also has a lovely elegant look too. The inks I used were:
- Leaves – Morning Frost, Evening Gray and Moon Rock
- Flowers – Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite and Razzleberry
Using a scalpel and scissors, I trimmed around the bouquet and then foam mounted it on a panel of white card cut with the Dotted Scales Debossing Cover die. This impresses a lovely subtle pattern which appeals to my love of clean and simple design while still adding just the right amount of detail for interest.
For the sentiment, I cut the Halftone Everything die from Rose Gold glitter card and paired it with a coordinating sentiment from the Halftone Everything set stamped in clear embossing ink on Slate card and white heat embossed before trimming to a skinny banner and foam mounting.
Just look at the size of this fantastic Mega Succulent set! I knew immediately that I wanted to get my watercolours out. I stamped the large image in clear embossing ink on Hot Pressed watercolour card, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set.
I played around with my paint mixtures to get lots of exciting colour combinations going on. I used Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Turquoise to get that hazy grey/blue colour synonymous with succulents and then added touches of Quinacridone Rose to the tips of the leaves.
For the sentiment, I paired a Script Words 2 die cut from Rose Gold glitter card and sentiment from the Mega Succulent set stamped in clear embossing ink on card I’d watercoloured, sprinkled with white embossing powder and then heat set before trimming to a skinny banner and foam mounting. I added the panel to an Ivory card base and then accented with clear droplets.
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the latest Altenew release. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from the Jennifer McGuire’s Blog, but if not then a good place to start is the Altenew Blog. As with any good hop, there are prizes!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 29th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2018.
Also, I have a $30 gift certificate to give away from comments left on this post. Please leave a comment by March 28th 11.59pm EST.
Now it’s time to hop along to …
Altenew Card Blog
May Sukyong Park
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Flora Monika Farkas
Simon Says Stamp Blog
You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D